Daniel Maris

PLNU Sustainable Superstars SUMMER 20

"Keeping the Earth GREEN!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 175 This Week
  • 2,236 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,830
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    513
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    620
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Daniel's Actions

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 61
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 61
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 61
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Daniel Maris 6/11/2020 12:08 PM
    The next step is to turn off the water every single time I brush my teeth as sometimes I don't think twice to do so, but can save quite a lot of water if it was consistent!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Daniel Maris 6/11/2020 12:08 PM
    Im not surprised, unfortunately that's a sad realization that are not using our food in smarter ways such as more donations and feeding the less fortunate. We should also be practicing smaller consumption sizes that lead to less waste of animal products

  • Daniel Maris 5/19/2020 1:45 PM
    Another day of no thermostat, no driving and a PC that has stayed off!

  • Daniel Maris 5/13/2020 2:02 PM
    Leaving the thermostat off even in the cool night or hot day
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Daniel Maris 5/12/2020 5:09 PM
    I have been driving less due to COVID-19, but also because I choose to walk around Downtown if I need something immediate. I am lucky to have public transportation very close to me and it works amazing if destinations make sense.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Daniel Maris 5/12/2020 5:05 PM
    I make sure to only use appliances and A/C when I need to, if I am not home I will make sure I shut everything off each week.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Daniel Maris 5/12/2020 5:05 PM
    I turn off the TV and other appliances, including my computer and laptop and disconnect the charger while not using it.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Daniel Maris 5/12/2020 5:04 PM
    I can make sure to turn off any unused appliances and lights while away from home and before going to bed. Throughout the day, make sure whatever I am not using does not get left on